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SAR and Volunteers Rescue Injured Hiker Tuesday


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

GRANITE FALLS, Wash. – On Tuesday, the Search and Rescue Unit and volunteers from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue rescued an adult female from the west side of Mt. Pilchuck. The woman slipped on snow at approximately 4,800 feet and sustained a leg injury. She was well equipped and attempted to rescue herself, but couldn’t safely make it down the trail with her injury. A nearby citizen called 911 around 1:15 p.m. SnoHAWK10 delivered a rescue technician to the ground where the woman was located. The injured woman and the rescue technician were hoisted out by SnoHAWK10. She was transported to the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue facility around 3 p.m. and then transported by private vehicle for medical treatment.

Four deputies, 1 deputy pilot, 1 volunteer pilot, 1 volunteer flight medic, and 1 volunteer rescue technician, as well as 2 volunteer ground rescuers from Everett Mountain Rescue, responded.